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Claremont Heritage

Claremont Heritage's mission is to advance, preserve and celebrate the historic, architectural, natural and cultural resources of our community through collaboration, education and advocacy.

Claremont Heritage, a non-profit, inclusive, community-oriented membership organization, is the city’s largest membership organization devoted to the preservation of the history and historic character of Claremont. We:
• Archive and share Claremont artifacts, oral histories, historic properties and tree surveys, maps and photos
• Offer tours, lectures, films and workshops for school children, community groups, and the general public
• Support individual homeowners, Claremont city staff, architects, landscape and interior designers, contractors, developers and realtors by providing access to historical and archival information
• Recognize and celebrate individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to preservation of Claremont’s historical resources and cultural heritage

In these ways, we seek to communicate to residents and visitors the qualities that make our city unique and to promote the value of preserving our neighborhoods, cultural resources, the built and natural environments and their histories.

Contact Information:

Claremont Heritage
PO Box 742
Claremont, CA 91711
Telephone: 909-621-0848
Email: info@ClaremontHeritage.org

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by Flores, Alicia; Flores, Gilberto
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Note: High Amount of Hiss on Tape; Volume decreases around 13 minutes into side A Description: Recording of Mexican folk songs by long-time Mexican Players and husband and wife, Gilberto and Alicia Flores. Both were performers, singers, and musicians at the Padua Hills Theatre in Claremont for many years and are among some of the most well-known of the Mexican Players. A collection of Christmas themed songs in Spanish with guitar and singing.
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Description: Interview with former Mexican Player and hostess at the Padua Hills Theatre, Casilda Amador Thoreson. Casilda speaks about her time performing and working at Padua Hills, describing some of the history and her own personal memories of the theater. She also gives a lesson in playing the castanets (percussion instrument) and explains their importance and meanings.
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: VHS
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by Elliot, Ginger
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Note: Some Background Noise on Tape Description: Alfonso Carillo moved to the United States and the Pomona Valley in 1927 from Guadalajara, Mexico. Mr. Carillo acted and did iron work for the Pasadena Community Playhouse, the Padua Hills Theatre, and the Mission Inn in Riverside. He was a talented ironworker, whose work can be seen all over Southern California. Mr. Carrillo describes his time at the Padua Hills Theatre and Claremont, as well as his work in the area.
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Source: 2 Tapes of 2: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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by Elliot, Ginger
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Note: High Background Noise on Tape; High Amount of Hiss on Tape; Program Ends Abruptly Description: Developers of the Griswold's Old School House complex, which included a hotel and other facilities on the corner of Indian Hill & Foothill Boulevard. This complex is the location of the original Claremont High School building, which still stands. The Sandfords' describe how they came to Claremont, George Griswold's various businesses in Claremont and elsewhere, and the transition of the...
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Claremont Heritage
by Elliot, Ginger; McManigal, Georgia
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Note: High Amount of Hiss on Tape; Program Begins Abruptly; Program Ends Abruptly; Description: The Sandfords discuss their taking over of the Griswold business enterprises, opening new Griswold Smorgasbord restaurants, and the opening of the Candlelight Pavillion in Claremont.
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Claremont Heritage
by Claremont Heritage
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Note : Distortion and feedback inherent in original recording. Ends abruptly. Description : Interview with Mrs. Amelia Schlenker Rankin who discusses moving to Claremont and describes the townspeople who lived in the city at the time. Mrs. Rankin's accounts give a unique perspective on the city of Claremont as well as its residents during the war years. Rights : Material in the public domain. No restrictions on use. Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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Note: High Background Noise on Tape; High Amount of Hiss on Tape; Program Distorted at Times Description: Anita Elias (nee Salazar) grew up in Claremont, attending Claremont High School and worked at the College Heights Lemon packing house and later, the Claremont Inn. Mrs. Elias describes the Mexican-American community in town, as well as the East Barrio neighborhood in Claremont.
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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by Claremont Heritage
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Description : Interview with Arthur E. Clevenger, Claremont resident and son of Charles A. Clevenger, Claremont's first city marshal. Arthur discusses his father's background and duties as the town marshal, as well as his own life growing up in Claremont. Rights : Material in the public domain. No restrictions on use. Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Source: 2 Tapes of 2: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Claremont Heritage
by Elliot, Ginger
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Note: Program Begins Abruptly; Program Ends Abruptly. Description: Long-time Claremont resident, Betsy Coffman relates her memories about growing up in Claremont and attending the Claremont Grammar School. Mrs. Coffman discusses school system and notable staff, like Eleanor Condit (for which Claremont's Condit Elementary School is named). Additionally, Mrs. Coffman provides a good description of life in early Claremont as a small college town.
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Claremont Heritage
by Claremont Heritage
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Description : Short interview for "Tell Me A Story" event in the park with former Claremont City Council Member Bill McCready. Owner of a bike shop in the Claremont Village, Bill talks about riding a tandem bicycle with other city council members during Claremont's Fourth of July parade. He later discusses some of the platforms he ran on during his time on the City Council. Rights : Material in the public domain. No restrictions on use. Digitized by the California Audiovisual...
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Claremont Heritage
by Claremont Heritage
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Note : Recorder stops and starts repeatedly throughout interview. Description : Interview with Mr. Cairns Elder who was a citrus rancher in Claremont and surrounding communities. Mr. Elder also discusses growing up in Claremont, describing the town in its early days. Rights : Material in the public domain. No restrictions on use. Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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by Soper Productions
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Note: General Poor Recording Quality as recorded to tape; Flagging video error visible in picture; Video Noise Visible in Picture; Poor quality dub. Description: Long-time Claremont citrus rancher, Ray Soper is interviewed by Sarah E. Crowley regarding his Claremont ranch and agriculture and farming techniques. Film includes footage of Mr. Soper visiting and talking about the first orange trees in Riverside and includes footage showing citrus picking, processing, grading, and sorting in the...
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: VHS
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by Claremont Heritage
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Description : Interview with Casilda Thoresen conducted on June 19, 1991. Mrs. Thoresen for many years worked as a singer and dancer at the famous Padua Hills Theater in Claremont. In her interview, Mrs. Thoresen discusses moving to California from New Mexico and how she got involved with the Padua Hills Theater. Rights : Material in the public domain. No restrictions on use. Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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Note: High Background Noise on Tape Description: Dedication of Claremont's City Council Chambers and Plaza. Mayor Enid Douglass presides over the dedication and many local politicians speak about the history and renovation of the original building.
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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by Elliot, Ginger
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Note: High Amount of Hiss on Tape; Static on Tape; Program Distorted at Times; Warble near the end of part 1; Program Begins Abruptly Description: Ginger Elliot of Claremont Heritage narrates the history and provides a guideline for the walking tour of the Claremont Colleges. The role of the Colleges in the founding of Claremont as a city is highlighted as well as the founding of Pomona College and the larger Claremont Colleges Consortium.
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Description: An earthquake workshop presented by Donald McIntyre, Mel Green, and Frank Hungerford at the Garner House in Claremont. Topics covered include earthquake preparation, limiting damage to homes, and seismic construction and rehabs of homes. Slide show and question and answer session are included.
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: VHS
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by Caddes, Andrew & Dayspring Productions; Claremont Heritage
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Description: Video recording of the Las Posadas celebration at the Padua Hills Theatre. Event includes the Las Posadas Procession, dancing by the Ballet Folklorico Xochiquetzal, the breaking of the pinata, and a Christmas carol sing-along. The celebration features several former Mexican Players including Casilda Amador Thoreson, Erik Thoreson, Celia Garcia, Gilbert Flores, Alicia Flores, and Jose Angle Aguilar, who lead the celebration with song and dance.
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Note: The program ends at 00:21:22. At 22 mins, some of the clips and narration are re-played. Description: A narrated tour of Claremont historic sites, buildings, and homes. Also includes the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden. Tour is based off of the Claremont walking tour of historic sites and captures local landmarks, while conveying the city's sense of history to the general public.
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: VHS
Claremont Heritage
by Barnes, Marilyn; Claremont Public Access Television
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Note: Poor recording quality Description: Local Claremont students from Condit Elementary School narrate a video highlighting Claremont's history, historic homes and buildings, and activities for children in Claremont.
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Description : Meeting recorded at the United Church of Christ, Congregational in which speakers talk about important past members of the church and their role in the community. Rights : Material in the public domain. No restrictions on use. Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Note: Part 3: A very short gap in original recording between 00:16:40 - 00:16:47 Description: Concert and celebration in honor of the City of Claremont's 75th birthday; the city was officially incorporated in 1907. Claremont Mayor Enid Douglass and Stanley Larson preside over the event. Claremont Symphony Orchestra provides music and entertainment throughout the event. Event held in the Bridges Hall of Music at Pomona College.
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Source: 2 Tapes of 2: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Claremont Heritage
by Haisman, Angelique
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Description: A student film by Angelique Haisman of Cal Poly, Pomona focusing on Claremont's history. Interviews with local residents are interspersed with historic photographs and location shots of historic places and buildings. Parts of the city's history is also conveyed through narration.
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: VHS
Claremont Heritage
by Claremont Heritage
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Note : Thumping and audio breakup present at end of tape. Description : Panel discussion with several former citrus growers about their experiences. The panel was chaired by Enid Douglass. Includes members of the Harmon, Soper, Douglass, and Pierson families. Rights : Material in the public domain. No restrictions on use. Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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by Unknown
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Note: High Background Noise on Tape; High Amount of Hiss on Tape Description: A recording of a slide show that covers the history of the citrus industry in Corona, CA and the Corona Citrus Association.
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by Claremont Heritage
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Note : Buzz on original tape. Description : Dedication of Chester G. Jaeger Park on February 9, 1978. The ceremony was held at Taylor Hall with Ron Hagen, director of Human Services for Claremont, presiding over the dedication. Rights : Material in the public domain. No restrictions on use. Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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by Claremont Heritage
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Description : Dedication of the Claremont Fire Station 101 conducted on December 4, 1981, including several notable speakers. Rights : Material in the public domain. No restrictions on use. Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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by Claremont Heritage
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Description : Dedication of June Vail Park on February 9, 1978. Speakers include Claremont residents Melvin Butler, Patricia Newton, John Vail, and mayor Bertye Smith. Rights : Material in the public domain. No restrictions on use. Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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by KVCR-TV
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Description: Dialogues segment for KVCR-TV hosted by Chuck Palmer. This episode features Sarah Crowley of the Ontario Daily Reporter and Claremont citrus rancher Ray Soper. Mr. Soper discusses his citrus groves and career in citrus agriculture in the Pomona Valley. Additional topics include citrus history, citrus agriculture, the National Orange Show, and Mr. Soper's citrus label collection.
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: VHS
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by Claremont Heritage
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Description : An interview with Dinah Hirbles by A. Brownell, conducted on 2 May 1981. The interview last only 7 minutes and could be a practice interview. Rights : Material in the public domain. No restrictions on use. Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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by Claremont Heritage
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Description : Interview with Mrs. Dorcas Turner conducted on March 29, 1988. Mrs. Turner was a teacher at Sycamore Elementary School in the Claremont school district from 1925-27. She taught first, second, and third grade, including children from Claremont's Mexican community. Later, she taught Spanish in a secondary school. Rights : Material in the public domain. No restrictions on use. Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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by Claremont Heritage
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Description : An earthquake workshop given by Hartman and Marks in May, 1992. Rights : Material in the public domain. No restrictions on use. Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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by Claremont Heritage
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Description : Interview with Eleanor Davis conducted on December 17, 1980. Mrs. Davis discusses her life growing up in Claremont. Her father taught at Pomona College and later served on city council and then as mayor. Rights : Material in the public domain. No restrictions on use. Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Claremont Heritage
by Claremont Heritage
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Note : Gap in part 1 from 00:01:44 to 00:01:53 between introduction and interview. Description : Interview with Elsie Clevenger Findlay, daughter of Charles E. Clevenger, Claremont's first town marshal. Elsie describes growing up in Claremont and what they city was like largely before it was developed. Her memories include her family life, school, neighbors, special events, and a trip to Camp Baldy (Mount San Antonio). Rights : Material in the public domain. No restrictions on use. Digitized by...
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by Claremont Heritage
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Note : Section of silence from 00:15:05 to 00:15:15. Description : Interview with Esperanza Candelas conducted at the opening of El Barrio Park in Claremont on October 4, 1992. Rights : Material in the public domain. No restrictions on use. Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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by Elliot, Ginger
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Note: High Amount of Hiss on Tape; High Background Noise on Tape; Program Ends Abruptly. Description: Ginger Elliot of Claremont Heritage narrates a description of the Garner House in Claremont's Memorial Park. The Garner House was built in 1926-1927 for the Garner Family. Herman Garner was an inventor and founder of the Vortox Manufacturing Company in Claremont and both Bess and Herman Garner were champions of art and culture, funding the construction of the Padua Hills Theatre. The Spanish...
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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by Claremont Heritage
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Description : Part two of an interview with George C.S. Benson, who served as president of the Claremont Men's College from 1946-69.
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by Claremont Heritage
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Description : Interview with George Gale conducted on November 23, 1995. George Gale is the nephew of Warren Gale who raised sheep on a ranch in the foothills in Claremont. Mr. Gale describes his trips to California as a boy, moving to Claremont later in life, and being forced to sell the ranch property. Rights : Material in the public domain. No restrictions on use. Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Note: High Amount of Hiss on Tape; Static on Tape; Program Distorted at Times; Warble near the end of part 1; Program Begins Abruptly Description: Interview with Claremont resident Georgia McManigal, who discusses the history of the Towne Ranch neighborhood in Claremont. Originally a large orange grove owned by the Towne family, Towne Ranch was developed in the post-war period of suburban growth. Mrs. McManigal discusses the history of the groves and the Towne family, tracing the changes...
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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by Elliot, Ginger
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Note: caclah_000042_t01: High Background Noise on Tape; Program Ends Abruptly caclah_000042_t02: High Background Noise on Tape; Program Begins Abruptly Description: Mr. Tompkins talks about his experiences working for the College Heights Orange and Lemon Association in the lemon packinghouse. Mr. Tompkins describes the fruit grading process, duties of the packinghouse workers, and where the oranges and lemons were primarily shipped out. Mr. Tompkins eventually became the foreman of the...
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Source: 2 Tapes of 2: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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by Wright, Judy
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Note: Part 1: Static on Tape; High Background Noise on Tape; Program begins and ends abruptly. Part 2: High Background Noise on Tape; Static on Tape; Program Begins Abruptly. Description: Gordon Curtis discusses historic homes and buildings in Claremont with local historian Judy Wright. Mr. Curtis served on the Claremont City Council for several years and has long-standing ties with Claremont.
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Source: 2 Tapes of 2: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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Description: Celebration and ceremony marking the re-opening of the long-time Claremont dinner theater, the Padua Hills Theatre. Celebration is marked by appearances and speeches by Claremont Heritage executive director Ginger Elliot, Claremont Mayor Corey Calaycay, and Claremont Council Members Sam Pedroza, Peter Yao, and Lary Schroeder.
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Source: 1 Disc of 1: Digital Video Disc (DVD)
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by Claremont Public Access Television
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Note: High Amount of Hiss on Tape Description: Brief segment for Claremont Public Access Television focusing on the citrus industry's history in Claremont and the impact that citrus farming had on the community. Interviews with local residents and citrus ranchers include: Enid Douglass, Mary Naftel Wheeler, Ray Soper, and Eleanor Pierson.
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by Claremont Heritage
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Description : Interview with longtime resident and business owner, Harmon "Bud" Day. Bud discusses moving to Claremont as a boy and his time growing up in the city. Bud worked for the post office for several years before starting Bud's Bike Shop in the Claremont Village, which he ran for many years. Rights : Material in the public domain. No restrictions on use. Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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by Claremont Heritage
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Note : Moments of silence as speakers look at photographs.   Description : Mr. Hitchcock was born on January 1, 1890 and discusses his father who came to Pomona College as a professor of science in 1892. He goes on to talk about his childhood in Claremont, his student days at Pomona College, and his career in engineering. Mr. Hitchcock served as a consultant to the US Army and later NATO. He retired and served as a member of the City Council and Mayor of San Marino. On side 2 of the cassette...
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by Claremont Heritage
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Note : Program recorded at a very low level. High amount of hiss on tape. Description : Interview with Helen Gipson, a founding member of St. Ambrose Church. Rights : Material in the public domain. No restrictions on use. Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Description : Claremont Heritage annual meeting which includes the history of the United Church of Christ, Congregational. Speakers include notable residents Stanley Larson and Carolyn Lyons as well as Professor Emeritus at Harvey Mudd College, Dr. John Ray and Dr. Koffman. Rights : Material in the public domain. No restrictions on use. Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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by Claremont Heritage
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Description : Interview with Mrs. Irene Garner conducted on May 13, 1993. Irene Garner is the sister of Herman Garner and discusses the early days growing up in the Pomona Valley and Bess and Herman Garner's involvement in the Padua Hills Theater. Rights : Material in the public domain. No restrictions on use. Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Note: Program Begins Abruptly; Program Ends Abruptly; Program Distorted at Times; High Background Noise on Tape. Description: Irene Garner is the second wife of Herman Garner and discusses the history and her involvement with the Padua Hills Theater.
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Claremont Heritage
by Comba, Steve
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Note: Questions from the audience are hard to hear due to the distance from the microphone. High Amount of Hiss; Begins Abruptly. Description: Steve Comba leads an interview with Jim Fuller, long-time fine arts professor at Scripps College, at the Claremont Museum of Art. Mr. Fuller discusses the history, influence, and impact of Claremont watercolor painter, Milford Zornes, as well as touching on other Claremont artists like Millard Sheets briefly. A question and answer session with guests...
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by Claremont Heritage
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Description : Interview with Jan Weinberger conducted at the Claremont Historic Resources Center. She discusses her association with the Claremont Courier.Side B of the tape includes a short, five-minute segment about Blanchard Place, notable residents, and the history of the Arbol Verde community. Rights : Material in the public domain. No restrictions on use. Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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by Taylor, Ellen
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Note: caclah_000043_t01: High Background Noise on Tape; Program Distorted at Times; High Amount of Hiss on Tape; Program Begins Abruptly; Program Ends Abruptly. caclah_000043_t02: High Amount of Hiss on Tape; Program Distorted at Times; Program Ends Abruptly Description: A long-time Claremont resident, Jane Sanders and her husband, Edward, moved to Claremont in 1942 where he served as the Dean of Students at Pomona College. Mrs. Sanders discusses a variety of topics relating to the history of...
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by Elliot, Ginger
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Note: High Background Noise on Tape; Static on Tape; Program Begins Abruptly; Program Ends Abruptly. Description: Mrs. Cancell discusses her move to Claremont from New England in the mid-1930s, where she worked at the Claremont Graduate School (now University) and her subsequent marriage to Pomona College professor, Hollis P. Allen. Mrs. Cancell describes the early town and talks about notable early Claremonters like Ruth Ordway, William Manker, and Bess Garner. The history of the League of...
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Note: High Amount of Hiss on Tape; Static on Tape; Program Begins Abruptly; Program Ends Abruptly. Description: Interview with Janie Schoolcraft while taking a tour of her childhood home. Mrs. Schoolcraft discusses her memories and points out notable features of the home. The English Tudor style house was completed in 1931 for the Schoolcraft Family, who moved to Claremont from Pasadena. Janie's father, Charles Schoolcraft, was in the grocery business and moved to Southern California from New...
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by Claremont Heritage
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Note : Background noise, hiss and some distortion at times. Description : Interview with John Dominguez who grew up on the eastern border of Claremont, which was a Mexican colony known as the East Barrio. Mr. Dominguez's father was a rancher in Montclair and built a house in the barrio through the Inter-Cultural Council. Mr. Dominguez describes growing up in the barrio and his teenage years loosely associated with gangs and petty crime. Rights : Material in the public domain. No restrictions on...
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Source: 3 Tapes of 3: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Claremont Heritage
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Note : Interview with Jose Rubio begins at 00:02:42. High background noise throughout. Description : Interview with Jose Rubio conducted at the 20 year celebration of the establishment of El Barrio Park on October 4th, 1992. Rubio discusses his time working at the Padua Hills Theater and the importance of the park for the Mexican Community. Rights : Material in the public domain. No restrictions on use. Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Note: It is hard to determine what is being said at times due to the quality of the original recording. High Background Noise on Tape; Program begins and ends abruptly; Program Distorted at Times. Description: Judy Wright presents a slideshow about Claremont history. Following the slideshow recording (may be a different event) Myron Powell and an unnamed speaker (possibly Harold Pomerory) discuss the history and their memories of the Claremont Village and the railroad in front of a large...
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Description : Judy Wright moved to Claremont in the early 1970s and quickly became involved in the community, becoming a member of the League of Women Voters and helping with historic preservation of important buildings and homes. She later served on the Claremont Planning Commission and Claremont City Council, before being elected mayor in the late 1980s. Judy Wright was also an amateur historian and author of the book Claremont: A Pictorial History. Rights : Material in the public domain. No...
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Source: 3 Tapes of 3: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Claremont Heritage
by Elliot, Ginger
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Note: Part 2 is second camera angle of same interview Description: A former resident of Claremont, Mrs. Salazar describes the Arbol Verde neighborhood in Claremont that she grew up in and talks about the various residents and houses. She goes on to discuss moving to the West Barrio neighborhood near the College Heights Packing House. Additionally, the Mexican-American community and institutions like the Well-Baby Clinic and Our Lady of Assumption Church are covered at length.
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Source: 2 Tapes of 2: VHS
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Note: High Amount of Hiss on Tape Description: Opening ceremony of June Vail Park in Claremont on October 9, 1983. Park was dedicated in 1978, but wasn't completed until 1983. Speakers talk about June Vail and her importance to the city, Claremont City Council, and the Girl Scouts in Claremont.
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Note : Interview begins at 00:01:38 after intro. Description : Youngest daughter of Charles E. Clevenger, Claremont's first town marshal. Kathy reminisces with her sister Elsie C. Findlay. Rights : Material in the public domain. No restrictions on use. Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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Note : Tape machine stopped by interviewers on multiple occasions throughout tape resulting in sections of silence. Recorded outside with high background noise. Description : These interviews of Claremont residents Keen, Simon, and Little highlight what brought these residents to Claremont and what they enjoy about living in the city. Rights : Material in the public domain. No restrictions on use. Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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Note: Program Recorded at a Very Low Level; Program Begins Abruptly; Program Ends Abruptly Description: Claremont builder and architect, Ken McLeod, discusses how he got into building and design, working with architect, Richard Neutra, and mid-century modern design.
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Note: High Amount of Hiss on Tape; Warble at the end of part 1; Program Begins Abruptly. Description: Notable Claremont builder, Ken McLeod discusses how he got into the profession, projects worked on with architect Richard Neutra, and his self-designed home in Claremont (which is now on the county register). Mr. McLeod discusses his extensive construction and remodeling jobs in the area and his relationship with other Claremont architects and artists.
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Claremont Heritage
by Flores, Gilberto
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Note: Poor audio recording quality and poor video quality at 01:56:00 onwards. Description: Video recording of the Las Posadas celebration in the Padua Hills Theatre dining room. Celebration includes the Las Posadas performance, singing, dancing, and breaking of the pinata. Additional backstage and rehearsal footage is also included.
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: VHS
Claremont Heritage
by Rosas, Frank
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Note: High Amount of Hum on Tape Description: Video recording of the Las Posadas celebration in the Padua Hills Theatre dining room. Celebration includes the Las Posadas performance, singing, dancing, and breaking of the pinata. Additional backstage and rehearsal footage is also included.
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: VHS
Claremont Heritage
by Flores, Alicia; Flores, Gilberto
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Note: High Amount of Hiss on Tape; Program Distorted at Times; High Background Noise on Tape Description: Side A - Recording of Las Posadas celebration at Garrison Theater, Pomona College from December 1986. Side B - Songs for Procession and Coloquio by Gilberto & Alicia Flores - 1998. Long-time performers and part of the Mexican Players at the Padua Hills Theatre.
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Description : Interview with Mrs. Mary Helsley who speaks about her parents' background and what brought the family to Claremont. She talks about her father's YMCA and missionary work and all he did for the community. Rights : Material in the public domain. No restrictions on use. Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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by Elliot, Ginger
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Note: Interviewee is difficult to hear at times due to microphone placement in the original recording. High Background Noise on Tape; High Amount of Hiss on Tape; Program Begins Abruptly; Program Ends Abruptly. Description: Michaela Jimenez Chavez was a Mexican Player and served as hostess at the Padua Hills Theatre for many years. The Padua Hills Theatre was one of the areas only Mexican theaters where traditional Mexican folk dramas and songs were performed. Mrs. Chavez provides fascinating...
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Description : Interview with Mrs. Mildred Steele, who along with her husband, lived in the Garner House at Claremont's Memorial Park. The couple lived in the house after the city had bought it from the Garner Family and while it was being developed into a central city park and community house. Rights : Material in the public domain. No restrictions on use. Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Description: Interview with Mildred Steele, who lived in the Garner House at Claremont's Memorial Park and served as the home's caretaker for many years. Mildred and her husband lived in the house after the city had bought it from the Garner Family and while it was being developed into a central city park and community house. Mrs. Steele takes a tour of the house with her daughter and offers her memories of the house when she resided in it.
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: VHS
Claremont Heritage
by Wright, Judy
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Note: High background noise and static on some tapes; program begins and ends abruptly on some tapes. Description: Myron Powell moved to Claremont from San Diego in 1909 as a young boy. His mother operated a dry goods store, Powell's Department Store - 215 W. First Street, in the Claremont Village for many years. A long-time Claremont resident, Mr. Powell offers his impressions of early Claremont, his experiences as a boy, his memories of the people, business, and (especially) the early houses...
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Source: 8 Tapes of 8: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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Description : Interview with Nellie Guiterrez Villanueva conducted at the 20 Year celebration of the establishment of the El Barrio Park. Rights : Material in the public domain. No restrictions on use. Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Note : Interview begins at 00:01:07 after intro. High frequency hum and hiss on tape. Description : Oral history interview with Norman Williamson conducted on June 20, 1997. Norman Williamson is the grandson of W.K. Kellogg, founder of the Kellogg Cornflake Company. He discusses his childhood on his grandfather's ranch near the city of Pomona, where he raised Arabian horses in the mid-1920s. Rights : Material in the public domain. No restrictions on use. Digitized by the California Audiovisual...
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Source: 2 Tapes of 2: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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Note: High Background Noise on Tape; High Amount of Hiss on Tape; Program Ends Abruptly Description: Norman Williamson is the grandson of W.K. Kellogg, founder of the Kellogg Cornflake Company. Mr. Williamson discusses his memories of the Pomona Valley while growing up on Kellogg Ranch.
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Source: 1 Tapes of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette